Atna Announces Postponement of Canyon Shareholders Meeting Relating to Merger



    VANCOUVER, March 7 /CNW/ - Atna Resources Ltd. ("Atna" - TSX:ATN)
announced that at the Canyon Resources Corporation ("Canyon" - AMEX:  CAU)
special meeting of stockholders, held March 6, 2008, the stockholders voted to
adjourn the special meeting to solicit additional votes to approve the
Agreement and Plan of Merger dated November 16, 2007 between Atna and Canyon.
Additionally, stockholders who submitted proxies were in favor of the proposed
merger between Atna and Canyon. To date, 25.3 million shares representing
47.2% of the total Canyon stockholders have voted in favor of the merger,
8.7 million shares representing 16.2% of the total Canyon stockholders have
voted against the merger, and 0.5 million shares representing 0.9% abstained.
However, approval of the transaction requires the holders of a majority of
outstanding Canyon common stock to vote in favor of the merger.
    Canyon announced it will reconvene the special meeting of stockholders at
9:00 a.m. (Mountain-time), March 13, 2008, at Canyon's office located at
14142 Denver West Parkway, Suite 250, Golden, Colorado. Canyon stockholders,
as of the record date of January 18, 2008, are entitled to cast their votes
during the adjournment.

    Additional Information and Where to Find It

    In connection with the merger between Atna and Canyon, on January 17,
2008, Atna filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form F-4, which
contains a joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials.
INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF CANYON ARE URGED TO READ THE JOINT PROXY
STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND THE OTHER RELEVANT MATERIALS BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ATNA, CANYON AND THE MERGER. The joint proxy
statement/prospectus and other relevant materials and any other documents
filed by Atna with the SEC, may be obtained free of charge at the SEC's web
site at www.sec.gov. In addition, investors and security holders may obtain
free copies of the documents filed by Atna with the SEC by directing a request
to: Atna Resources Ltd., 510 - 510 Burrard Street, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
V6C 3A8, attention: Kendra Johnston.
    Canyon and Atna and their respective directors and executive officers and
other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in
the solicitation of proxies in respect of the merger. Investors and security
holders may obtain detailed information regarding the direct and indirect
interests of these respective executive officers and directors in the merger
by reading the joint proxy statement/prospectus regarding the merger.





For further information:

For further information: Atna Resources Ltd., Kendra Johnston, Investor
Relations Manager & Geologist, Tel: (604) 684-2285, kjohnston@atna.com

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